WestPark – Plan Amendments for 2013
On May 8, 2013, about 22 members of WFFNA attended a presentation from John Tallman of WestPark Associates to give our residents an update on the WestPark area of the West Roseville Specific Plan (WRSP). He touched briefly on updates for surrounding areas, including the O’Brien Kennels. He indicated proposed construction bids were due that day for the W-15 area—construction could begin June 1st and may have homes there by late summer. Phase 3 is expected to start development in the Spring of 2014. And the Denio’s property (736,000 square feet along Baseline (Sierra Vista) is in the design phase (hoping to get large shopping complex).
Mr. Tallman then moved into the main purpose for the presentation—to introduce the proposed changes for the Phase 4 area of the WestPark area of the West Roseville Specific Plan. He provided a chart of the area as currently approved, and a chart of the proposed changes. These changes would increase the current count of 780 units to 887 units, but with a decrease in the W-19 High Density Residential (HDR) to 165, the overall effect would be to add 25 more units.
Most people seemed happy with the proposed changes overall. The large school park would be reduced with the acreage used to add 3 pocket parks throughout the area. The HDR facility (now W-21) was moved to the northern boundary towards Blue Oaks Avenue; W-19A and W-19B were changed to all low density residential (LDR); Brookstone Drive was expanded (wider than Hayden Blvd.) and no homes will face the street in front of the school. Westbrook Boulevard will eventually be a six-lane road like Fiddyment and Blue Oaks.
Other changes include a commercial property change—split to two parcels instead of 1 and rezoned: one to heavy industrial and one to light industrial (which includes yards). Pulte still owns the Village Center property and nothing further has happened on that (probably not until all the surrounding homes under way now are completed).
Once again, the subject of the still missing high school was raised. Mr. Tallman said $7,500 per rooftop is taken from each permit pulled, and other taxes are collected towards the high school as well. The high school district has purchased the land, but last word still has the high school not expected to open until 2018.
The proposed Phase 4 Plan Amendment was filed in February and is in process—probably first to Parks and Recreation Commission on June 4th, and Planning Commission the second Tuesday in July, and finally to the City Council either July 17th or July 31st.